Shaping School Culture
In most cases, school leaders start their tenure focusing on the school’s culture. As you know from your previous assignments, the readings in the program, and from your professional experiences thus far, a school’s culture can be complex and deeply embedded in the beliefs, language, and behaviors of the stakeholders. Remember, culture is a major theme in the ELCC and PSEL standards. Moreover, your position as a new school leader will have an effect on the school’s culture (simply because of the change in leadership). As you get closer to finishing this degree program, consider how you will begin your future tenure as a school leader.
Read the “Shaping School Culture” case study to inform the assignment.
Part 1: Case Analysis
In 250-500 words, respond to the case study by addressing the following:
Brief summary of the case
Issues to be resolved
Stakeholders involved in the issues
One or two existing laws or court rulings that relate to the issues
District policies that relate to the issues
Possible solutions to the issues
Solutions chosen to resolve the issues
Action steps (2-5) for implementing each solution, including a timeline for each step
Potential moral and legal consequences of each solution
Part 2: Rationale
Support the case analysis with a 250-500 word rationale explaining the solutions you chose and how each solution:
Is designed for continual and sustainable school improvement to improve student outcomes.
Demonstrates cultural competence and responsiveness in decision-making, school planning, and meeting the needs of students.
Addresses difficult issues related to meeting students’ needs while promoting a culture of collaboration, trust, learning, and high expectations.
Strives to build and sustain positive relationships between school representatives, students, families, and community partners, when their needs conflict.
Cite the case as well as 2-3 scholarly resources.